Truck-Lite announces acquisition

Truck-Lite Co., LLC has acquired LED lighting manufacturer Rigid Industries. With this acquisition, Truck-Lite says it continues to expand its offering of the industry’s most diverse lighting product lines, with options for nearly every lighting need.

“Rigid Industries provides an ideal platform for Truck-Lite’s further expansion into the off road, power sport, agricultural, marine, industrial, and mining markets,” says Brian Kupchella, CEO of Truck-Lite. “It positions Rigid to grow as a major player in the LED lighting industry while maintaining its own distinct brand identity. Rigid has proven themselves a unique and successful company with superior quality, innovation, and a high level of customer interaction.”

Jason Christiansen, CEO of Rigid Industries, adds, “We’re excited to join the Truck-Lite team. We look forward to partnering and combining our industry experience, and will continue to deliver the same high quality products that have made Rigid the industry name it is today. Our two companies are a perfect fit as we both focus on long lasting products, state of the art technology, and a commitment to world class customer service.”

Both Truck-Lite and Rigid Industries take pride that their products are designed, engineered or manufactured in the USA. Based in Phoenix Rigid added a second facility in Gilbert, Ariz. in 2013 that and now employs over 250 associates. Total employment for the two companies is over 2,400. With customers already in 40 countries, both Truck-Lite and Rigid Industries look to expand their presence in the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand in 2015, the company says.

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